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|George Gershwin, John McGlinn, New Princess Theatre Orchestra|
Kiri Sings Gershwin
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
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C.B. K. from RIO RANCHO, NM
Reviewed on 9/14/2009...
Kiri Te Kanawa sings fifteen of George Gershwin's most memorable songs, accompanied by The New Princess Theater Orchestra conducted by John McGlinn. Included are "Somebody Loves Me"; "Love Is Here to Stay"; "Someone to Watch Over Me"; "But Not for Me"; "Summertime"; "Nice Work If You Can Get It"; "Embraceable You"; and "I Got Rhythm".
I love it!
A reader/viewr in CA. | 05/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Gershin and Kiri Te Kanawa you'll probably enjoy this album as much as I do!I can imagine Nick and Nora Charles listening to this at one of Nick's favorite dives! It will transport you to a sophisticated time and place that may have never existed except in literature and debutante coming out parties.Gatsby would have loved it, and surely would have invited Kiri to all his parties!"
Dennis Brightwell | Woodstock, IL USA | 04/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Original arrangements of Gershwin tunes are rare these days, but that's what you'll hear in this album by Kiri Te Kanawa. Granted, the arrangements sound somewhat dated according to 21st century tastes, but that's what makes them fascinating. These were like nothing anyone else was writing when the George and Ira first brought them to life. Kiri uses a different, somewhat breathier voice than you might be used to on her classical albums, probably not the type of voice Gershwin had in mind, but I think it generally works pretty well."